California tries the box and breakfast — a hotel made of shipping containers

Posted on July 13, 2020 9:00 am

California tries the box and breakfast — a hotel made of shipping containers

PASO ROBLES, Calif. — A winery in central California has opened a hotel for guests made from recycled shipping containers. The quirky development offers a “luxury hospitality experience,” according to the owners of the Geneseo Inn.

The eight-unit “box & breakfast,” composed of 20 factory-built shipping containers, is situated on a scenic, 145-acre estate amid grapevines and rolling hills.

The rectangular suites, grouped in clusters around a sprawling 60-foot live oak tree, are set off the ground by steel frames, allowing overnighters to park their cars underneath their rooms.

“The design was inspired by the vineyard itself,” Walter Scott Perry, the L.A.-based architect who designed the unusual inn, which opened this month, told designboom.com.

Standard rooms start at $325 USD. But if you want to impress the new wife, select the deluxe bridal suite, the largest at the Geneseo, which combines one 40-foot and one 20-foot container.

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fritz
fritz
2 years ago

California is more than gullible stupid: ““Studies on the sorption of organochlorine insecticides by flour stored on or near treated laminated timber or plywood as used in freight containers”, Wood preservatives containing a number of organochlorine insecticides, including aldrin, dieldrin, chlordane and lindane, have been approved in Australia for treating timber used as structural components in cargo containers”

LuckyLucre
LuckyLucre
2 years ago

I have a friend in Nova Scotia named Bubbles who had a similar idea when he built “Bubble’s Shed and Breakfast” out of some old storage sheds in his trailer park.

Michael F Dougherty
2 years ago

Actually, the company I work for (and similar energy companies) have been using these containers for temporary use in the field for years. They’re cheap, easy to convert for worker use, and really strong and secure. Unfortunately, I guess they’re not good enough for the homeless.

DavidRoss
DavidRoss
2 years ago

How many homeless could be crammed into one of those boxes?

goldenfoxx
goldenfoxx
2 years ago
Reply to  DavidRoss

Bunk beds would work. I figure at least 24 homeless people to a shipping container. Would have to spray down once a week for lice and bed bugs. The upkeep in the interior would be an ongoing feat to maintain. Impractical housing for the homeless. They want the Mark Hopkins Hotel accommodations including free drugs, booze, and condoms. That’s what they got in San Francisco. Sweet deal!

Last edited 2 years ago by goldenfoxx
hat451
hat451
2 years ago
Reply to  DavidRoss

Remember the circus act of clowns climbing out of a VW? How many clowns can be crammed into a VW, and how many VW can you cram into one of those shipping container.

Kap'nK
Kap'nK
2 years ago

check back in a year. This will be a dilapidated pile O crap like everything else Californians build. Nothing good comes from Demonkkkrat control!

D3F1ANT
D3F1ANT
2 years ago

California is such a disaster it’s almost sad to mock them. Almost. But they heartily deserve their state of suck. They just keep voting to make it worse and worse…

Red Elephant
Red Elephant
2 years ago
Reply to  D3F1ANT

Pray you’re never stuck in such a place, and your vote does not count.

hat451
hat451
2 years ago

It is doable, but not the most pleasant living conditions, and ugly as all. But I have a better idea. Offer a 99% discount for the progressive Marxist, then seal them and ship the containers to say, North Korea, or Cuba, or some other egalitarian totalitarian, utopia.

showandtell
showandtell
2 years ago
Reply to  tippermart

Ha Ha HA!

Dennis Vincent Sinclair
Dennis Vincent Sinclair
2 years ago
Reply to  tippermart

Bound for Ethiopia! Funny!

Evershifting
Evershifting
2 years ago
Reply to  tippermart

Hey you should write a screenplay! Bravo!